OV-1 Mohawk Ejection sequence
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Seat begins to rise, leg restaints retract legs
Catapult fires; First seat movement
Trip-rods arm drogue gun and TRU (barostat timer assembly)
Seat clears airplane, drogue gun lanyard withdraws sear
Lanyard initiates seperation rocket
Drogue gun fires
Drogue gun piston pulls drogue chute from seat headrest
Drogue chute inflates, begins to slow seat.
TRU Barostat inhibits timer until below 10000 ft.
TRU 1.25 second delay passes, then TRU :
Releases Inertial reel harness
Unlatches Survival Kit from seat pan
Unlocks 'Scissor shackle'
The Drogue Shackle then imparts the pull of the Drogue chute to the Main Parachute Extraction Line
The Main Parachute Extraction line pulls the Face Curtain Retainer pins from the sides of the headrest
Then the Main Parachute Extraction Line extracts the Main Chute Bag, stretching the Main Chute Risers to the full length
The Main Chute then inflates to full
The Crewman is pulled from the seat by the parachute
Opening shock tends to cause Crewman to release the Face Curtain
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